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Unhappy Sinister Oil Cooler Question

I began my egr delete/oil cooler replacement today. All went well until I went to install the oil cooler to the cover. One of the studs would not torque down to the 14ft/lbs stated on the tag on the new cooler. After investigating, I found that the stud was pulling out of the cooler. So i pulled it back out of the housing to investigate some more and I have to say it just seems like a sub par unit compared to the one I pulled out of the truck. The oil side inlet and outlet are a smaller diameter and the fins inside are not very uniform and seem nearly closed up compared to my old one. My question is this, Is this cooler OEM or some aftermarket junk? I plan on hitting up my local dealership tomorrow to get a replacement so I can get this thing back on the road, but want some more info for when I call Sinister about this cooler.

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Like i've said before, I used to not worry too much about aftermarket parts, but since everything is chinese junk these days, I tend to stick with oem these days. The oil cooler is too important to gamble with. At the rate we're going dealer parts will eventually end up this way. Hope they work with you on that.

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The oil cooler is too important to gamble with.
I think you know the answer to your question already... Not OEM.

I agree, I'd only put an OEM cooler back in there.

I too hope Sinister works with you, but I did not have any problems with them when one of their "T" fittings for the coolant filter, started leaking.

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The OEM dilemma. I too often feel the need to go with OEM even though it's an OEM part that failed. The lesser of the two evils I suppose.
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The OEM dilemma. I too often feel the need to go with OEM even though it's an OEM part that failed. The lesser of the two evils I suppose.
I grew up never even considering dealer oem, now I am compelled to go to the dealer. Still doesnt seem right to me, but when I go to the parts house and put my hands on the aftermarket parts I used to be confident in, I just shake my head and walk away.

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I had this very conversation with a buddy just the other day. It's as though we've all shot ourselves in the collective foot. Our demand for lower and lower prices has flooded the market with lower and lower quality parts. These inferior parts end up in our vehicles, proceed to fail and then are replaced with another questionable part. Complex machines, complex engineering, combined with parts made by the lowest bidder = failure.
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Looks like the last OEM cooler I got from ford.



Was a year ago or two though so im not 100%

Also, did two O.C. Replacements in the last month, and they looked like cooler #2 as well. Not sure if they were OEM or not, but im almost positive they were.

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Looks like the last OEM cooler I got from ford.



Was a year ago or two though so im not 100%

Also, did two O.C. Replacements in the last month, and they looked like cooler #2 as well. Not sure if they were OEM or not, but im almost positive they were.
Thats depressing.........i just ordered an oem oil cooler, i'll look at it carefully.

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Looks like the last OEM cooler I got from ford.



Was a year ago or two though so im not 100%

Also, did two O.C. Replacements in the last month, and they looked like cooler #2 as well. Not sure if they were OEM or not, but im almost positive they were.
Ugh, you got me curious now. Here is the pic of the one that Tousley Ford has on their website.

I have a new cooler at home, I'll look at it after work today.


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So as promised, I got home and snapped pics of the new cooler I have on the shelf.

My conclusion is that the OP's cooler still may not be OEM.

But none of the newer coolers look like the one he removed.






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